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Transcript of Israel
It is located in the middle east, on the south-eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea. "Star of David" Jerusalem Origin of the name "Israel" Modern-day Israel is named after the
ancient kingdom of Israel, which was
named after Jacob, son of Isaac. The name Israel is a combination of
"Ysr" (meaning ruler, struggle, or honest)
and "El" (meaning God).
So it could mean,
He who rules with God.
He who struggles with God.
Honest man of God. Customs & Traditions one of the two official languages of Israel (the other being Arabic), while Classical Hebrew is used for prayer or study in Jewish communities around the world. Language Division of Labor by Gender Women are well represented in many fields, both traditional (teaching, nursing, child care), and nontraditional (law, politics, the military). Today women are more likely to be found in the kitchen and in child care facilities. They are mostly confined to administration and education, and usually do not achieve high-ranking positions. Capital and largest city in Israel. Religion belief in one transcendent God who has revealed himself to Abraham, Moses, and the Hebrew prophets and based on the laws revealed to Moses and recorded in the Torah. Modern Hebrew Judaism The law of God as revealed to Moses and recorded in the first five books of the Hebrew scriptures. Torah Rituals and Holy Places In the most traditional, men sit in the
front and women in the back, separated
by a partition in a balcony. There are a number of places in Israel,
in Jerusalem in particular, that have
religious significance. The Dome of the Rock is an ancient
Muslim shrine. Christians often make
pilgrimages to the Church of the Holy
Traditionally, marriages were often arranged. However, there are powerful social taboos against intermarriage, and it is illegal for a Jew to marry a non-Jew in Israel. Those wishing to do so must go abroad for the ceremony. Divorce is legal, but Orthodox Jewish law applies. According to this statute, men have the power to prevent their ex-wives from remarrying. If the woman enters into another relationship, the courts refuse to recognize it, and any children from such a union are considered illegitimate and themselves cannot marry in the State of Israel. Traditional Clothing Religious garb is everywhere in Israel, especially in Jerusalem. Ultra-orthodox Jews cling to their traditional black hats and coats, Jewish men wearing skullcaps are a normal sight. Arts
Crafts Israeli art has been an offshoot of Western culture, in spite of the actual geographic site in which it is located - the Middle East. Israeli art must revolve around two significant phenomena:
The Zionist concept of the “New Jew,” a unique persona, a modern version of the Diaspora Jew.
The biblical Second Commandment that allegedly restricts Jewish creation of visual images. Israeli art is usually said to have originated in 1906. Israeli Art Part of what makes the art scene in Israel so unique is that the country blends so many varying influences from all over the Jewish world. In the case of fine arts, there has been a desire to create an "Israeli" art. From the late 19th and early 20th centuries, when significant numbers of Jews began fleeing Europe and settling in the Land of Israel with Zionistic dreams, the fine arts have occupied a prominent place in Israeli life. Artist Boris Schatz came to Jerusalem in order to establish the Bezalel School--named for the Biblical figure chosen by God to create the first tabernacle. A university-level academy known today as the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, the flourishing of the school typifies the country's support of its artists. Early Israeli painters like Nahum Gutman tried to create a unique "Hebrew" style of art--capturing the excitement of establishing a Zionist state--while maintaining his influences from Modern European art. Fin http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/9b/Flickr_-Israel_Defense_Forces_-_IAF_Flight_for_Israel's_63rd_Independence_Day_(3).jpg
http://www.codart.nl/images/LastmanHagarInTheDesertJerusalemIsraelMuseum.JPG The blue stripes are intended to symbolize the stripes on a tallit, the traditional Jewish prayer shawl.